This is the time of year when predictions of how active the Atlantic tropical season is likely to be start popping up in the news. Here is a story from Growing Produce that describes the probabilities of different coasts being hit as well as what years are considered the best analogs to this coming season. Most predictions so far indicate an average to slightly below average season, since the negative impacts of El Nino from a strong jet stream are counterbalanced by warmer than normal sea surface temperatures.